OCCT13007 - Enabling Mental Health

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides an in-depth exploration of the roles of occupational therapists working in contemporary mental health service provision for youth, adults and older people. You will be introduced to the use of client-centred assessments and interventions to understand the factors that influence occupational functioning when mental health issues are present. Occupational therapy service delivery will be considered within the context of overarching mental health policies, legislation, standards, recovery principles and ethical issues.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

The pre-requisites for this unit are as follows:

OCCT12006 Understanding the Environment

OCCT12002 Occupational Justice: Local and Global

OCCT12004 Occupational Performance Across the Lifespan 2 


Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Bundaberg
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 30%
2. Presentation 45%
3. In-class Test(s) 25%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.83% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
A couple of students stated that they would have liked more guidance on the seminar presentation assessment, including preparing themselves for being asked questions by the examiner/s throughout the presentation.
Recommendation
It is recommended that additional explanation and information be included in the Task Description for this assessment piece on Moodle and in the Unit Profile.
Action Taken
Additional information about the seminar assessment was provided to students in the Unit Profile and on Moodle in 2020, as well as during class and workshop time. The task had to be modified in 2020 due to the Covid-19 online learning requirements. This involved changing delivery and converting learning resources to e-learning resources.
Source: Teaching team review of unit at completion of term
Feedback
The teaching team reflection at end of term identified that practical work-integrated learning opportunities added into the unit may further refine student knowledge of the nature of contemporary clinical settings for occupational therapy mental health practice and the application of the Recovery Model in those settings.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the addition of a work-integrated learning fieldwork component be considered as an addition to the unit in weeks 6-12 in 2020. In order to achieve this, it is recommended that a scoping exercise be undertaken prior to T1 with local mental health agencies in Rockhampton and Bundaberg to determine capacity to take students on WIL experiences over a 6 week period (1-2 hours per week over 6 weeks) and that if it possible, then this opportunity be incorporated into the 2020 unit profile.
Action Taken
The sessional tutor at the Rockhampton campus left Rockhampton in T2 2019 so was unavailable to support the unit coordinator for the scoping exercise as planned. His industry networks were essential to support this plan. In addition, emerging Covid-19 precautions at the beginning of T1 2020 and a move to online learning in week 3 of 2020 meant that this plan could not proceed in 2020. It is realistic to plan and consider this for the 2022 offering and beyond.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the weekly content and structure of OCCT13007, particularly the balance of theory and models with practical skills-based application of theory.
Recommendation
It is proposed that the unit design, content and practical activities should remain similar for the 2021 offering.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say and individual email correspondence with unit coordinator.
Feedback
The seminar assessment highlighted some challenges which weren't about the assessment itself but the group work element. Specifically, concerns focus on fairness with some students being rewarded for the efforts of others in their groups in an assessment that is heavily weighted at 45%.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator provide all student with additional detail and explanation about group work expectations and guidelines for the seminar assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Articulate evidence-based practice for assessment, consumer-centred goal setting, and intervention to enable occupational performance for people with mental illness
  2. Select and practice administration of appropriate assessment tools to determine the impact of a mental health condition on a person’s occupational performance and to inform treatment planning
  3. Integrate principles of occupational justice in the promotion of occupationally-inclusive opportunities for people with mental illness
  4. Articulate the key legislative guidelines, policies, recovery principles and standards that impact on occupational therapy practice in mental health settings.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
3 - In-class Test(s)